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Writing talent in rural Mazvihwa

Beaven Tapureta Bookshelf Writers’ workshops being conducted today are usually centralised in towns and cities and are issue-based rather than skills training oriented. While the young writer is hungry for skills, the senior writer wants to discuss issues. In Harare, for instance, the annual ZIBF Writers Workshop mainly focuses on …

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Mbeu makes good strides

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent Rising Afro-fusion artiste Ashton Nyahora, aka Mbeu, is slowly sinking his roots in the hearts of many local music lovers. This is evidenced by growing numbers at his shows, with some fans travelling long distances to see him in action. Performing at Club Manake in Ruwa …

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No Chinhoyi 7 for Bulawayo

BY SINDISO DUBE The producers of the two-hour long film, which chronicles the 1966 Chinhoyi Battle had said after the premiere in Harare, the movie would be shown in cinemas across the country. In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style yesterday, Ster Kinekor Bulawayo representative, Simbisai Nyamupachita confirmed they …

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Chinhoyi 7 finally hits big screen

BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO Cinema 5 Prestige housed 65 VVIPs including Defence ministry secretary, Martin Rushwaya and Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General, Philip Valerio Sibanda. Chinhoyi 7 co-producer Tawanda Sarireni was impressed by the attendance. “I was very impressed by the attendance considering that it was affected by postponement. The movie …

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Local thriller premieres in Harare

BY ANESU MUSHAWATU Mawungwa told NewsDay Life & Style that the movie was produced with a minimum cast and location on a very low budget. “The idea behind this was to inspire fellow filmmakers that, yes, we have nothing in terms of resources, but that should not stop us from …

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Go-Getter Movement launched

BY ANESU MUSHAWATU Speaking to NewsDay Life & Style on the sidelines of the official breakfast seminar held under the theme, Be “you” tiful: Thrive As You Are, the movement’s leader, Trish Hakata said their purpose was to nurture a participatory generation of women. “We are born in a community …

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Mahendere eyes SA gong

BY ANESU MUSHAWATU This year’s fifth edition of the awards ceremony will be held under the theme Reaching for the Stars on August 25 at Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. In his category, Mahendere’s song (Makanaka Jeso), which he later collaborated with South African gospel artiste Harry Komosotho will …

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Mabasa‘s short story collection unravels life

By Beniah Munengwa Title: Makore Asina Mvura Author: Ignatius Mabasa (Ed) ISBN: 978-0-7974-6760-6 Publisher: Bhabhu Books (2016) Sometimes a language that is not yours will not be able to serve your purpose. It will not help capture with brutal honest matters that only you and those of your kind can …

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Carl lands ambassadorial role for SA firm

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Kutenga Food Services supply a range of food requirements, fresh, frozen, refrigerated and dry goods across the continent. The Kutenga Food Services proprietor Carey-Ann Brown said they are pleased to partner with such a talent in the form of Ncube. “Kutenga Food Services are proud to announce …

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Take Fizzo back with new EP

BY SINDISO DUBE The EP is a five-track project with the songs Addicted featuring South African-based T-Mula, Famba Neni featuring Stunner, Hazvinei Navo with Dizzy Don and Woman My Woman with Tehn Diamond. The singer told NewsDay Life & Style yesterday that the EP touches on relationships and finding a …

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